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Happy 2017!

There’s nothing like opening a fresh calendar to make me feel like my life is filled with endless possibilities. As much as I try to keep up good habits year-round, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of New Year’s resolutions! January is a great time of year to begin anew and strive toward making our dreams come true. Some of my favorite inspirational and motivational fragrances are perfect for keeping us on top of these goals.

Read on for a list of some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and the scents that can help nudge us toward accomplishing them. Whether you need a reminder to take some time out of your busy day for self-care, you could use an extra kick in the booty to get to the gym, or you want to dive into the dating world again, there’s a fragrance out there that will help you make 2017 even better than 2016.

Romance

Add some heat to your new year and ease into the online dating scene with these romantic scents. Florals such as rose or jasmine can boost confidence and the libido, while fragrances like cardamom and sage can promote openness and stave off early judgments. These scents also work to open our minds and hearts to the idea of romance, while making us even more irresistible to potential flames!

 

Candle Suggestions: Joséphine by Cire Trudon, Oyédo by Diptyque,

Weight Loss

Burning scents that inspire exercise and decrease your appetite will help the pounds melt away all the more effortlessly! While fragrances obviously can’t do it all by themselves, these candles are a great way to put yourself in the mood to go for a run or practice yoga, while also making you crave healthier foods, such as fruits and teas.

Many herbal scents, like eucalyptus and peppermint, are perfect for inspiring physical conditioning while helping ease digestion and suppress appetite. Need I say more?!

Candle Suggestions: Moss & Mint by NestLime Basil & Mandarin by Jo Malone

Optimism

Winter can be a hard time of year for many of us—for example, seasonal depressive disorder affects more people than one might think who get blue from the cold and gloom of these dreary months. Luckily, there are some lovely fruity and herbal scents to support our efforts to overcome the blues.

While orange and tangerine work to reduce anxiety and provide a more positive outlook, floral scents such as jasmine and rose warm your mood even in the chilliness of January. Plus, the light emitted from candles has been proven to support brighter moods too!

Candle Suggestions: Happiness by Neom, Neroli by Malin + Goetz

Financial Success

While there’s no single scent that will enable you to predict the stock market or hit the jackpot in Vegas, many fragrances can be used to amplify the characteristics that make us more likely to save money and plan more wisely. To nurture a more intentional approach to saving and earning, try burning some cypress scents.

Then cultivate your knowledge and self-love by burning woodier fragrances, such as patchouli or sandalwood. As you continue to grow, so too may your bank account!

Candle Suggestions: Autoportrait by Olfactive Studio, Santal by Le Labo

Be Adventurous 

Take a chance in 2017! Whether it’s finding a new career that you love, moving across the world, or finally asking out that cute barista, these adventurous scents can give you the boost you need!

For drive and action, try a feisty ginger scent. Then get some natural stimulation through nutmeg, and quiet that critical voice in your head with some calming jasmine. The next thing you know, you’ll be bungee jumping halfway across the world!

Candle Suggestions: Lion by Bella Freud, Pink Mask by Keith Haring

Stress Less

January can also be a pretty stressful time of year, what with the credit card hangover from the holidays and the piles of work awaiting us after our time off! For help enjoying a peaceful and tranquil start to the new year, choose lavender and vanilla. These fragrances can help chase away anxiety, soothe aches and pains, and make sleep come more easily. I love to burn these scents just before going to bed or while reading a good book, allowing my stress to melt away.

Candle Suggestions: Jesiree by Kavaldon  Lavender by Carriére Fréres

Whether you have one New Year’s resolution or a dozen—or even if you’re not into resolutions at all—these gorgeous candles will help you set the tone for a fabulous 2017!

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